6th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning



Are you interested in collaborating with your peers from around New Mexico and the four corners? Would you like to attend a conference that is hosted and presented by local colleagues, focused on our unique needs and challenges, yet also representing the highest standards in educational quality and innovative teaching practices? If so, we invite you to join CNM faculty for a day of professional development in an atmosphere of collegiality, sharing, and teaching excellence.


The conference will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa in Albuquerque, NM.


The purpose of the conference is to provide high-quality, relevant professional development in teaching and learning to faculty at 2-year institutions of higher education. Conference sessions will promote the best classroom practices that result in optimal outcomes for our students. The conference will enable the regional community of two-year higher education faculty to build faculty collegiality in a professional environment and to create networking and partnership opportunities among the represented schools.

Conference Program

Alicia Chavez Photo
The January 2018 conference will include a morning keynote address by Alicia Chávez and Susan Longerbeam, nationally
Susan Longerbeam Photo
recognized speakers and co-authors of Teaching Across Cultural Strengths: A Guide to Balancing Integrated and Individuated Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching and Going Inward: The Role of Cultural Introspection in College Teaching. Much of the research conducted by Dr. Chávez and Dr. Longerbeam for their books occurred in New Mexico, and Dr. Chávez is currently an Associate Professor at UNM.

Robin Minthorn Photo
The lunch plenary speaker will be Robin Minthorn, Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico in Educational Leadership and Native American Studies. Her research interests include areas around Indigenous leadership in higher education, inter-generational leadership perspectives in tribal communities, supporting Native American college students, and campus climate for Native American college students.


During the conference day, multiple concurrent sessions will address a variety of topics in teaching and learning, including teaching methodologies, active learning and student engagement, teaching with mobile technology, diversity, career-tech education, teaching math, healthy teaching, distance learning, supporting student veterans, at-risk students and students with special needs, and other topics related to best practices in teaching adults at the community college. For the second year, the conference will be open to faculty from 2-year institutions in the New Mexico—Four Corners region. Eight of the break-out sessions will be presented by colleagues outside CNM, and we are hopeful many more choose to register and join us. As much as the selected venue allows, sessions will model an educational culture and philosophy promoting small group, workshop-style sessions.


Conference Cost

Registration fees for the one-day event will be $199, including conference materials, catered breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Conference presenters will be eligible for a discounted conference fee of $149. (Transportation and any needed overnight hotel accommodations are not included.) Registration for the conference will open November 17; registration details will be available at a later date.

Conference Registration

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